Brampton is getting a retirement home for South Asian seniors

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Published September 30, 2022 at 5:06 pm

Jeevan Niwas Retirement Village brampton
Rendering via Jeevan Niwas Retirement Village

Brampton officials broke ground on a retirement home for South Asian seniors.

Jeevan Niwas Retirement Village at 9664 Goreway Dr. in Brampton held a ground breaking ceremony today (Sept. 30).

The retirement village, the first for Jeevan Niwas, will provide 155 units of housing and care services for the growing population of the Greater Toronto Area’s seniors of South Asian descent, according to a press release from the company.

The $80 million project is privately owned and funded.

In Canada, many other communities have existing retirement houses and residences catering to cultural preferences, Jeevan Niwas notes.

“It is high time that our South Asian community has services and support that caters to our seniors and provides them with a place they can call ‘Home,'” the company says.

Once complete the retirement village will offer 103 full-service supported independent living rental apartments, combined with 36 suites for assisted living and a dedicated neighbourhood of 16 memory care units.

The village “will feature a full range of aging-in-place accommodation and health care services, from supported to assisted and even memory care services,” said Sandeep Dhupar, the managing partner at Jeevan Niwas.

There will be organized activities, social events and cultural/religious excursions.

“Our village will also have a particular focus on integrating families and friends of our residents,” Dhupar said. “To truly establish the feeling  of a home and to ensure seniors experience the utmost comfort, the staff at Jeevan Niwas will converse with residents using the most common South Asian languages.”

There will be nearly 100 full and part-time jobs for local senior care professionals.

Jeevan Niwas Retirement Village was designed in collaboration with Origin Active Lifestyle Communities Inc., a Canadian company with more than 20 years of experience developing and operating retirement homes.

The retirement village in Brampton is slated to open for occupancy in 2024.

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